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The HTC Thunderbolt was the first LTE phone to launch on Verizon Wireless. It features a large 4.3 inch LCD and runs HTC Sense atop Android 2.2 powered by a single-core 1Ghz Snapdragon processor. To enhance the multimedia experience on the device, it sports a unique kickstand that allows the device to remain upright (either in portrait or landscape) without being held and without the need for a dock.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 17, 2011
  • Price at launch: $249.99


  • FCC ID: NM8PG05100

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  • Height: 4.8 inches
  • Width: 2.6 inches
  • Thickness: 0.52 inches
  • Weight: 0.36 pounds
  • Color: Black / Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)


  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 217
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive


  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 700
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA


  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM 8225
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Number of cores: 1


  • RAM size: 768 MB


  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD


  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 8.0 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense
  • Launch OS version: 2.2.1


  • Video out: No
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB


Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Removable: Yes


32 GB microSD memory card, Lithium-ion battery, Battery charger, Owner's manual

Bundled accessories

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